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SalesForce / Ascent / FinancialForce integration with Drupal / Ubercart ecommerce

Recently I completed a really interesting task of integrating Ubercart (one of Drupal's best cart/ecommerce systems) with SalesForce CRM.

Along side the SalesForce integration for recording account and contact details of purchasers is the Ascent ERP interface for resource planning and inventory control.

Green's Victoria utilise smartphone application to map public transport over-crowding in real time

Saw this in my email this morning, thought it was really fantastic that there is atleast one political party actively doing something about an issue that affect's everyone in victoria, australia who use public transport.

They have developed an iPhone application called We won't stand for it that allows you to register overcrowding on public transport.

Vodafone Mobile Internet gives you a downgraded view of the internet!

Tried out's free-7 day internet pass.

I went to check on tshirtslayer the worlds biggest gallery of metal tshirts and battlejackets and I noticed the images werent looking right, you wont believe what I saw!

They are not only transparently proxying, but are actively re-hosting a lot of assets at a greatly reduced file size.

!!! They didn't just drop the quality a little in their proxy, their dropped it down to just 17% of the original!

Aldi / Medion USB Internet stick on Linux / Ubuntu 11

Currently have a brief WiFi outage due to some problems with the DSL cable/Exchange in kreuzberg/berlin.

So I grabbed a USB Internet stick from the local ALDI, what's cool is that they are the sim-unlocked Medion USB interface, which actually registers as a ...

Bus 001 Device 012: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E620 USB Modem

it appeared to work straight away but I had to first do a few things

My Android application for TShirtSlayer

Finally I got around to developing my first decent Android application, I wrote an application that allows you to share images from your Android's gallery (or take a photo) and upload them to TShirtSlayer.

The idea behind this came as I noticed you cant use the usual file upload fields available on websites (with HTML4 anyway), so this was a good queue to learn some Android and Drupal integration techniques

Behringer Guitar Link under Ubuntu Linux

I saw one of these Guitar Intefaces from Behringer on a mates desk, plugged it into my Ubuntu 11.0 laptop to see what dmesg says..

[157653.128060] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[157654.871883] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
[157655.120313] input: Burr-Brown from TI               USB Audio CODEC  as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb4/4-1/4-1:1.3/input/input9
[157655.120542] generic-usb 0003:08BB:2902.0001: input,hidraw0: 

BlauWorld deutschland , sehr schlechter Service !

Just a stick-in-the-mud posting, But recently I purchased a pre-paid Blauworld simcard , all I can say is the service is really bad, the reception outside of major cities in Germany is very poor, you can forget about the 3G working all the time, and when you recharge your sim amount, they say it only takes 15 minutes, but everytime I have done it takes more than an hour

NGINX and Drupal Services, careful of your Nginx Gzip settings

So, You have NGINX configured to gzip all your requests.

Be careful that your Drupal services could be sending the wrong content-length, Drupal's is sending the content-length of the request BEFORE nginx gzip's the output.

This means your XMLRPC clients will be left hanging, waiting for the rest of the transmission but never getting it.


POST /services/nodeSubmit HTTP/1.1
Accept-Encoding: gzip
User-Agent: (by
Content-Type: text/xml
Content-Length: 108


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